A Range of Kidney Conditions
There are many different types of kidney disease that affect children. Some are temporary and treatable. Other forms of kidney disease are long-lasting and may affect your child’s growth, development, and psychosocial/educational achievement. The range of kidney diseases includes:
- Congenital abnormalities or birth defects, such as having a kidney that is not well-formed, a single kidney, a kidney with reduced function, or a kidney that is not draining properly into the bladder
- Polycystic kidney disease and Alport's syndrome, examples of hereditary kidney diseases, which means they run in families
- Lupus, vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), uncontrolled hypertension, and diabetes, which are considered systemic kidney diseases
- Kidney filtering disorders and nephrotic syndrome, conditions that cause protein to leak into the urine
Diagnosing Your Child's Kidney Disease Is Our First Priority
Understanding the cause of your child’s kidney disease and starting prompt treatment to slow the progression of kidney disease and the decline in kidney function is our first priority.